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Today's News

  • Police brief

    Man charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with selling marijuana in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Michael Wayne Mitchell, 27, of 1120 Apache was charged with selling marijuana within 1,000 yards of a school.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000. If convicted, Mitchell could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

  • City's lawsuit settled

    A local woman's case against the City of Campbellsville for damages she alleges she suffered when she was involved in a collision with a police officer has been settled and dismissed at a cost to the City of a little more than $20,000.

    The suit was filed in Taylor Circuit Court last February by Lebanon attorney Joseph H. Mattingly III on behalf of Campbellsville resident Gwendolyn Walker.

    In Walker's suit, she alleged she was involved in a motor vehicle collision with Campbellsville Police Detective Sgt. Patricia Thompson on June 15, 2004. The City denied any wrongdoing.

  • Fourth of July Committee to meet

    The Taylor County Fourth of July Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department.

    This month's meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 16. The meetings are open to the public.

    For more information, call Kenny Anderson at 403-1951.

  • Around Kentucky

    Oct. 17-18

    Kentucky State Gospel Singing Convention at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City. (270) 678-3575 or www.kentuckystategospelsingingconvention.org

    Saturday, Oct. 18

    Farm Day events at the Shaker Museum in Auburn from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. (270) 542-4167 or www.shakermuseum.com

    Museum GO Round annual art festival for young people at the Explorium of Lexington. (859) 258-3253 Ext. 19 or www.explorium.com

  • Jazzing it up

    Winning the title of Kentucky Junior Miss on Saturday, Jan. 12 would be reason enough to celebrate. But, for Megan Romines, it would also make a wonderful birthday gift for her father.

    "The 12th is my dad's birthday, so he keeps saying, 'That'd be great if you could win.'"

    Romines says she's been "going crazy" with the piano over the past few months. But she also says she's ready to go.

    In August, Romines was named Taylor County Junior Miss. She also took home awards for fitness, scholastic and self-expression at the local program.

  • What lies on the sports horizon in 2008?

    The unpredictable, and usually inaccurate, crystal ball has been wiped clean and after the dust has cleared somewhat here's what might happen locally, state-wide and nationally in the 2008 sports year.

    January

  • Benefit auction is Jan. 26

    A benefit auction is being planned for Sandy Edwards, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

    The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Campbellsville Community Center, located near Veterans Memorial Park on Old KY 210.

    Auction items and cash donations are being sought. The money raised will go toward Edwards' medical costs.

    For more information or to make a donation, call 465-9279 or 403-6906.

  • 'Just a super officer'

    For Campbellsville Police Officer Ben Riggs, the greatest reward is a job well done.

    "I just come to work and do my job," Riggs said. "I go home with a clear conscience, knowing that I've treated everyone equally."

    A Campbellsville Police officer since 2002, Riggs is 2007's Officer of the Year.

    Awarded annually during the police department's Christmas dinner, Campbellsville Police officers nominate fellow officers for the award. Supervisors select the winner from the list of nominations.

  • Property transfers for Jan. 3

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Ella Frances Murphy of Handley Street in Campbellsville to Carolyn Marcum Morris of Old Spurlington Road in Campbellsville, Mary Thomas of Calvary Road in Campbellsville, Diane Bland of Wise Road in Campbellsville, Betty Burris of Orange Valley Circle Road in Russell Springs and Billy Murphy of Crawford Street in Campbellsville, Lot 2 of the Lynn Acres Subdivision, love and affection, fair market value $45,000.

  • Public record for Jan. 3

    Traffic

    Melissa G. Bagby, 38, of Greenbriar Drive in Campbellsville, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, $2,935.30, alcohol drug education program, license suspended for 90 days; driving on a suspended/revoked operator's license, six months in jail probated for 24 months.

    Juan J. Barrera, 43, of Old Summersville Road in Campbellsville, no operator's/moped license, $238; failure of owner to maintain required insurance, $500.